Varun Gandhi gives undertaking not to make any more hate speeches

April 15th, 2009 - 10:12 am ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Etah (Uttar Pradesh), Apr.15 (ANI): A lawyer representing Pilibhit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate Varun Gandhi on Tuesday revealed that his client has given an undertaking to the Supreme Court that he will not make any more hate speeches, raising prospects of his early release on bail from the Etah District Jail where he has been lodged under the National Security (NSA) Act.

According to the lawyer, an affidavit has been submitted to Etah District Magistrate Gaurav Dayal in this regard. The affidavit will be forwarded to the Supreme Court which has adjourned the hearing of Varun’s bail plea till April 16.

Varun had moved the Supreme Court seeking relief to allow him to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Pilibhit, and according to Dayal, has promised not to give provocative speeches that violate the Constitution or lead to any law and order problem.

“In his affidavit Varun had promised that he will not deliver any hate speech and that he will follow the model code of conduct,” news reports quoted Varun’s lawyer Prashant Singh Atal, as saying.

The apex court had said on Monday said Varun’s plea for bail could be accepted only if he comes out with a promise that he will not make provocative speeches during his campaign.

Varun’s affidavit also states that his actions were not in violation of Constitution and that he has obeyed the law. (ANI)

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